Advocacy Blog

  • France Flying Solo with New Tax is Self-Inflicted Pain

    by Geoff Lane | Aug 19, 2019
    France has enacted a digital services tax in an effort to hamper the growth of innovative companies based in the United States. Under the plan, those companies with at least $851 million in global revenue – of which at least $28 million is generated in France –would be slapped with a 3% tax, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2019.
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  • Advice on Family First from HSITAG Members

    by Tristan Louis, President and CEO, Casebook PBC | Aug 01, 2019
    Members of the Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group (HSITAG) offer advice to agencies in terms of getting their technology right in response to recent changes to the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA).
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  • Why we joined HSITAG

    by Gary Davis, Executive Vice President, CMA Consulting Services | Jul 08, 2019
    Gary Davis, Executive Vice President at CMA Consulting Services, explains why his organization joined HSITAG.
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  • Ten Reasons Why Local Governments Should Outsource All IT Operations

    by Dr. Alan R. Shark, Executive Director, Public Technology Institute, a subsidiary of CompTIA | Jun 27, 2019
    Given the growing complexities of planning and maintaining technology as well as having the right staff, many local governments might be much better off outsourcing some or all of their IT operations.
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  • Artificial Intelligence Panel on Capitol Hill a Reminder that Skills Are Key to Tech Growth

    by Geoff Lane | Jun 27, 2019
    A discussion on AI was held before a packed room of Congressional staff and other stakeholders, and covered an array of topics such as AI’s enabling factors (data), who is using it (businesses and individual consumers), the hurdles to additional adoption (not enough data), and why we need it (to improve lives, workflows, and customer experiences, along with winning the global AI race).
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  • What Will Marijuana Laws Mean to Health and Human Services?

    by Scott Dunn, Optum Government Solutions | Jun 19, 2019
    For 25 years, the Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group (HSITAG) has been identifying and monitoring critical HHS issues, including reaching out to state and federal officials, with a particular focus on how technology systems and automation could be used to help improve the lives of HHS professionals and the constituencies they serve.
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  • CompTIA Members Take Part In Successful APHSA 2019 National Health and Human Services Summit

    by Teri Lewis, Accenture | Jun 04, 2019
    Every year, HSITAG members look forward to participating in workshops and sessions that include topics ranging from policy to research to state and local initiatives, and, of course, to connecting with our peers. It is also a way for our members to engage with a wide range of thought leaders to expand our skills and knowledge base.
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  • Tech in California Is Not Just About Silicon Valley

    by Roger Hughlett | May 16, 2019
    California’s tech industry – which directly contributes $481.7 billion or 18.9 percent to the state’s annual GDP – is about much more than Silicon Valley, according to the 2019 Cyberstates report.
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  • HSITAG Gives Back Through Charitable Giving Committee

    by Patty Donaldson, Diona, and Teri Lewis, Accenture | May 15, 2019
    Every year, as part of CompTIA’s overall charitable giving, HSITAG is provided $10,000 to fund a charity of its choosing. So, we established our Charitable Giving Committee to research and identify nonprofit organizations that could benefit from these financial donations.
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  • Tech Shines Bright in the Lone Star State

    by Charlie Schoenthaler | May 14, 2019
    Texas added more than 17,800 tech jobs in 2018 – the third most of any state – and with nearly 983,000 IT workers, Texas has the second-most tech jobs in the country (behind California). Software and web developer jobs were the most in-demand, growing at a pace of 5.8 percent year-over-year.
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  • The Future of the Harmonized System used in Global Trade

    by Roger Hughlett | May 13, 2019
    The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System generally referred to as "Harmonized System" or simply "HS" is a multipurpose international product nomenclature developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO).
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  • Where Are Tech Jobs Thriving in the U.S.?

    by Emily Matzelle | May 09, 2019
    Tech jobs are thriving across the United States. Read on to learn which states have added the most jobs in technology, what sectors are in-demand and who is hiring.
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  • Cyberstates Report Shows How Critical Technology Sector Is to U.S. Economy

    by Roger Hughlett | May 07, 2019
    There were more than 11.8 million people with technology jobs in the United States last year – an increase of 260,865 jobs between 2017 and last year. And while most of these jobs continue to be concentrated in major tech hubs, a solid number of states from the South and Midwest ranked within the top ten for total net tech employment, according to the new Cyberstates™ report from CompTIA.
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  • Government, Industry Leaders Deliver Valuable Insights at HSITAG Meetings

    by Kim Shaver, Vice Chair HSITAG and Program Committee Lead, and Teri Lewis, Marketing and Social Media Committee Lead | May 01, 2019
    The cornerstone event for CompTIA's Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group (HSITAG) is our monthly meeting which features Health and Human Services leaders from federal, state and local governments as well as “think tank” groups and other key industry organizations.
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  • Annual Survey Explores Human Services Technology Needs

    by Lou Polzella, State of the State Survey Committee Lead, and Teri Lewis, Marketing and Social Media Committee Lead | Apr 15, 2019
    Since 2016, HSITAG has spearheaded an annual survey, The State of State Health & Human Services (HHS) Technology Programs, designed to gain and share insights from state and local HHS thought leaders relative to agency IT issues, challenges, trends, and perspectives.
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  • Smart City Conferences Meet Citizen Engagement: A Recap of City Launch 2019

    by Shazmin Hirji | Apr 02, 2019
    Smart city conferences usually showcase technology solutions city governments can use to collect data and, ideally, solve problems in their cities such as traffic congestion or poor water quality. However, if you ask officials from Connected Communities Collaborative (CCC), these conferences have a big problem: They’re not engaging citizens to define and solve real problems in their cities.
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  • HSITAG Connects Tech Companies with Government Human Services Leaders

    by Paul Hencoski, Chair HSITAG, and Teri Lewis, Marketing and Social Media Committee Lead | Apr 01, 2019
    HSITAG is the private sector industry association representing all the major consultancies that serve the Health and Human Services (HHS) industry nationally. If you can think of a systems integrator or consulting firm that works in the human services space, they are likely represented in our group.
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  • Survey Reveals Biggest Issues Facing Local Government IT Officials

    by Roger Hughlett | Mar 20, 2019
    The Public Technology Institute (PTI) recently released results from the "2019 Trends in the Local Government IT Workforce: Professional Development, Skills and Hiring National Survey."
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  • CompTIA Applauds White House for Creating Group to Focus on Workforce Issues

    by Roger Hughlett | Mar 04, 2019
    The establishment of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board by the Trump Administration will hopefully help guide the private sector and the government in creating more opportunities for citizens and more skilled workers for companies large and small.
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  • Tariff Impacts in America’s Heartland

    by Roger Hughlett | Feb 22, 2019
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